Nafion-Reduced Graphene Oxide Mixed Proton and Electron Conducting Membranes for Solar Water Splitting Cells

Poster Session: 

B

Presenter: 

Ketian Zhang

Authors: 

Ketian Zhang, Islam Genina, Paula Hammond

Author Affiliation: 

Ketian Zhang: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States Paula Hammond: Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 02139, United States Islam Genina: Department of Environmental Engineering, Zewail City of Science and Technology, 6th of October City, Cairo, 12578, Egypt

Abstract: 

Nafion-reduced graphene oxide (rGO) composite membranes were fabricated from the aqueous mixture of Nafion and graphene oxide via steps that aimed to achieve the homogeneity of rGO in the Nafion matrix. The proton conductivity, electrical conductivity, and transparency of the membranes were measured, which shows promise for applications in solar water splitting devices.